Saturday we "officially" celebrated Mia's first birthday. We were joined by most of our family (ahem, Uncle Jon?) and a few friends in our church's new community room. It was the perfect space for such a party, and I thoroughly enjoyed not having to clean up my house for the event.
The theme of the day, as you can see, was spring with an emphasis on chicks. Mia's nursery is accented with birds, so I thought it fitting that we continue the theme, especially as this will probably be the only party I get to pick. If you've noticed my new Sarah's Sweets button to the right, you know I recently launched my work-at-home business. So yes, I did make her cake and cookies, and it was the most fun and relaxing cake I've ever done. I've had the design planned for about 5 months (I'm a bit neurotic), but the cookie idea came just a few weeks ago. I made matching chick cookies for our guests to take as favors. If you want to see more pictures, just go to sarahs-sweets.com/gallery.
This kid was all smiles when we sang "Happy Birthday." She loves music!
I didn't actually make her a true smash cake, just a cupcake with a tiny bit of buttercream. I know, I'm a mean mommy. But she came down with a cold the day before her party, and I didn't want to sugar her up too much. You can tell in her eyes that she wasn't feeling too hot.
She wasn't too sure what to think of all her presents. I think she had more fun with tearing up the tissue paper. In her defense, she received a ton of clothes (as in, she has more spring/summer clothes than me!) and just a couple of toys. While I'm thrilled, I know that clothes aren't nearly as fun to open as this age.
Every girl needs her sunglasses. If only I could keep these on her. Any suggestions?